Greet your holiday guests with joyful Christmas style! The Holiday Door Frame from Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc. adds a festive feel while you hang it with ease. This DIY project is versatile enough to use for other occasions too, like baby showers, birthday parties and weddings. Cheers to a custom twist on classic holiday curb appeal.
- Pale Gold Metallic Paint
- Non Fade Front Door Paint in color Ambitious
- Zinsser Bulls Eye Water-base Multi-purpose Primer
- 11″ x 17″ Raw Wood Picture Frame
- 2″ Paint Brush
- Chip Brush and Stir Stick
- Dropcloth or Newspaper
- Artificial Christmas Greenery
- Ornaments and Embellishments
Cover a 4′ x 4′ area with a dropcloth or old newspaper. Cover a larger area if you are using a bigger frame. Using a 2″ brush, paint the front side of the frame with a water base primer and let dry 1 – 2 hours. While drying, you can clean and dry the 2″ brush for use with the next step.
Use the 2″ brush and paint the primed wood frame with Pale Gold Metallic Paint. Apply 2 – 3 coats or until a solid color is achieved. Let dry.
Dip the chip brush into the Ambitious Front Door Paint. Hold the brush over one side of the frame and LIGHTLY tap the brush against the stir stick. I suggest you test this a few times on a newspaper first until you achieve the desired results. Allow to completely dry.
Apply your collection of decorations to the back side of the frame with a hot glue gun. It is super easy to use any extra ribbon, ornaments, poinsettias, glitter, and more. I used a single ribbon wound on each side and glued them together at the top. In the alternate, you could also use a longer single ribbon and wind them down both sides, securing the ribbon in the back with the hot glue. My holiday ribbon holds the frame on the door hanger but you can also use the frame itself. Make sure you allow the glue to dry at least 24 hours before hanging!
I see many variations of this project, such as for baby showers, birthday parties and weddings. Have fun with customizing your own decor or using our door frame as a guide!
The Holiday Door Frame Christmas DIY is by Orlando, FL-based decorative painter Mary Childs. Her Focal Points, Inc. studio creates professional decorative finishes and antique mirrors for clients throughout the US.